Blog

No More Boring Builder-Grade Cookie Cutter House

Adding trendy wooden interior architectural details to this builder spec house turned it into a spectacular HOME with personality. The inspiration started when the homeowners added a beautiful lumber feature wall to the entryway. To continue the transformation, we designed wood ceiling beams, columns, a focal point vent hood over the range and a timbered wall to the mud room. We stained the boards in the sunroom to match. Then we added new lighting and fans. The new backsplash ties […]

Continue Reading

Spring 2022 High Point Market Highlights

Watching interior design trends and catching up with friends like Larry Laslo and Thom Filicia at this International Furniture Show always energizes me! Larry Laslo is known for his bold dramatic designs that use interesting shape, scale, color and textures! He is Americas tastemaker and friend to all! Here we caught up in his Chaddock Furniture Showroom where I fell in love with his new bedding collection! Interior designer, author, tastemaker and television star, Thom Filicia embraces fame and friends […]

Continue Reading

Dream Home Dream YOU!

Are you imagining building your dream home? Perhaps you are relishing the thought of remodeling your kitchen or bath? Or maybe you’re just desiring new decorating, furniture and wall color? Great! We all need to have dreams! But before you start designing your home, think about to building a better YOU first! During these challenging times we must all strive to be the best person possible. So, I want to inspire you with ideas of new growth like the springtime […]

Continue Reading
Lisa-Stewart-Design-Interior- Raleigh-Bold Color1

Bold Color to Brighten Your Days

Gray has established itself as a new neutral and is here to stay. But if you’re tired of gray and desire more excitement out of your interiors you’re in luck! Many of my clients are craving COLOR and lots of it! With the help of certain trendsetters, I’m seeing a kaleidoscope of home furnishing items becoming available. Two such influencers are mosaic tile artist Allison Eden and art curator Mark Tanenbaum at Fenwick Bartel. Both are producing wildly chromatic fashion […]

Continue Reading
2022-Pantone Lisa-Stewart-Design

Pantone Color of the Year 2022

Pantone created a new color for the first time this year. It reflects the global innovation and transformation taking place. The PANTONE Color of this year is 17-3938 Very Peri. Helping us to embrace our altered landscape of possibilities, it opens us up to a new vision as we rewrite our lives. We are emerging from an intense period of isolation. Our notions and standards are changing. Our physical and digital lives have merged in new ways. We recognize color […]

Continue Reading
Lisa-Stewart-Design-Interior- Raleigh-HurtadoSoho

Fall 2021 High Point Market: Best in Show

HURTADO Furniture introduces its superb SOHO Collection at its US headquarters in High Point, NC. Founded in 1940 and managed by third generation family, HURTADO’s design philosophy is “What the eye sees influences a person, body and soul”. Every piece of HURTADO furniture is considered an exquisite work of handcrafted art and is manufactured in Valencia, Spain by the Mediterranean Sea. All the HURTADO collections are inspired by different cultures and time periods. The new SOHO Collection is fun and […]

Continue Reading

Paris Design Week – Maison & Objet

Twice a year Paris welcomes those with a passion for design. This year Maison & Objet decided to extend the energy of its exhibition aisles into the entire city and Paris Design Week was born. It became a festival, showcasing the art of living and creatives within Paris. International designers, architects, decorators, fashion designers, and chefs also answered the design call. For two weeks the players in the world of home design offered the best in trends, innovations, decoration and […]

Continue Reading
Lisa-Stewart-Design-Interior-Raleigh-Donna Moss

Delightful Day with Donna Moss

Lisa spent some time with Donna Moss, HGTV host of Donna Decorates Dallas and Julia Molloy from the Business of Luxury Design. Together the three interior design dynamos shared inspiring ideas and laughed about becoming shoe designers too. Here Donna is showing off her book called Best in Show. Lately she’s been busy launching Home Design TV (HDTV), an incredible new platform for Design Professionals and DIY Experts to share their content online. Viewers can watch their favorite designers, discuss […]

Continue Reading
Lisa-Stewart-Design-Interior-Raleigh-Maitland Smith1

Spring 2021 High Point Market: Best in Show

This Maitland-Smith Closs Cocktail Table made of polished brass and inlaid abalone shell caught my eye in the Hancock & Moore Showroom. Maitland-Smith is well-known for many hand-crafted specialties, including the use of exotic seashells. Abalone shells have a strong visual appeal and can be cut and polished easily. The durable shells work well on tabletops like the one shown here and other veneered surfaces. For over four decades, Maitland-Smith has been creating exquisite and unique decorative accessories, lighting, elegant […]

Continue Reading
Lisa-Stewart-Design-Interior-Raleigh-African-Art-2

The Luxury African Design Trend is Everywhere

Luxury Ardmore Ceramic Art is a thriving studio of predominantly Zulu artists established in 1985 in South Africa by Fée Halsted. Every piece of Ardmore is a one-of-a-kind creation. The sale of these wonderful works of art uplifts the Ardmore community and provides vital economic assistance for their families. Now more than 70 artists strong, Ardmore Art is flourishing in the United States with the enthusiastic support of Ed Pascoe, founder of Pascoe Gallery located in the trendy art and […]

Continue Reading

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE INTERIOR DESIGN  DÉCOR